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CM-W: Amazon Training

CM: W - Amazon Training Scene

CM-W is based on Wonder Woman's battle against Antiope during training.

This CM is notated by Desso Faulkner, Gulf Coast Saber Training. Visit Gulf Coast Saber Training, in Northern Florida to learn about combat choreography and olympic saber sports including TPLA-based training.

CM-W
Telegraph: 
CM-S is based on Wonder Woman between Diana and her mother during training.
Lumina Score: 3

Original Clip - Amazon Training Scene - Wonder Woman

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CM-R: Endgame – Ronin’s Battle

Ronin's Scene - Avengers: Endgame

CM-R is based on Ronin's battle against the Yakuza boss in Avengers: Endgame.

This CM is notated by SaberCraft Knight Luis Meurice.

CM-R
Telegraph: 
CM-R is based on Avengers: Endgame between Ronin (Hawkeye) and a Yakuza boss.
Lumina Score: 3

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CM-N: Starkiller – The Force Unleashed

CM-O is based on Starkiller from The Force Unleashed

CM-N: Starkiller
Telegraph: Inverted Grip (Ig) - 2 Sabers Behind
Lumina Score: 2

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CM-J: Inverted Grip Battles

CM-G is a saber choreography modeled after the famous battle between father and son in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This choroegraphy is inspired as there is no official documentation for the entire battle. For the purposes of editing, sometimes frames are flipped around to better capture the choreography narrative.  This particular choreography also uses locks throughout which should help the Lumen know when to hold for a particular pause in the battle to add to the drama of the fight. CM-G is worth 2 points in LUMINA. To learn its notation and more about the SaberCraft system, please visit SaberCraft.org

CM-G
Telegraph: Forward Eight Flourish OR Helicopter + Position 3
Original Choreography: LvV
Lumina Score: 2

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CM-G: Thrusts, Locks & Movie Choreography

CM-G is a saber choreography modeled after the famous battle between father and son in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This choroegraphy is inspired as there is no official documentation for the entire battle. For the purposes of editing, sometimes frames are flipped around to better capture the choreography narrative.  This particular choreography also uses locks throughout which should help the Lumen know when to hold for a particular pause in the battle to add to the drama of the fight. CM-G is worth 2 points in LUMINA. To learn its notation and more about the SaberCraft system, please visit SaberCraft.org

CM-G
Telegraph: Forward Eight Flourish OR Helicopter + Position 3
Original Choreography: LvV
Lumina Score: 2

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CM-P-Q – Dooku vs Anakin

CM-P and CM-Q, or as we call it: Dooku vs. Anakin, is a choreography inspired by the Dooku vs. Anakin fight from Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith (see original video). We are combining 2 stand-alone CMs CM 61 (worth 2 points) and CM 62 (worth 2 points) and combining them into 1 LUMINA Powerplay which we then call CM-P (worth 5 points). In this saber choreography, instructors Kristianna Jones and Victoria de Cun from SaberCraft.org walk you through the roles in this action packed choreography. Choreography notation by: Kristianna Jones.

Notated by:

Kristianna "Halin" Jones

Assisted by:

Victoria Vek'tra de Cun

Victoria Vek'tra de Cun

Telegraph

CM-P-TelegraphClaw + Position 1

Original Battle

CM-P (CM Powerplay:61 - 62)

CM: 61 - Dooku vs Anakin (Rev of the Sith)
Telegraph: Claw + Position 1
Lumina Points: 3

CM: 62 - Dooku vs Anakin (Rev of the Sith)
Telegraph: 
Lumina Points: 1

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CM-O – Musashi vs Tanaka

CM-O, or as we call it: Space Samurai, is a choreography inspired by the Musashi versus Tanaka fight from Westworld Season 2, Episode 5 (see original video). Each CM up to this point has been 1 CM out of our CM Core library; CM-O is first in the CORE Library that is actually a combination of 1 or more CMs. In this case, we are combining 2 stand-alone CMs CM 51 (worth 2 points) and CM 52 (worth 2 points) and combining them into 1 LUMINA Powerplay which we then call CM-O (worth 5 points). In this saber choreography, instructors Amen Abdou and Alexis Adames from SaberCraft.org walk you through the roles in this action packed choreography. Choreography notation by: Amen Abdou.

Telegraph

Lumen A steps forward bends front knee at 45°, places saber at rear hip as if holstered, head tilted forward as if to lunge. Example:

Telegraph CM-O

 

CM-O (CM Powerplay:51 - 52)

CM: 51 - Musashi vs Takana (Westworld)
Telegraph: Lunge with hip holster
Lumina Points: 2

CM: 51 - Musashi vs Takana (Westworld)

Telegraph: N/A
Lumina Points: 2

CM:52 - Musashi vs Takana (Westworld)

Original Battle

CM-O Interpretation Battle

CM-O demod by students

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Notation Challenge

Notation Challenge

Throughout 2019 we, as a team, will notate a number of famous staged battles utilising the TNS. The Notation Challenge's goal is to help you develop your notation skills while contributing to the lightsaber community, theater companies and other costumed groups out there. Being a part of this challenge goes just beyond notation as you will also contribute to the future SaberCraft curriculum and a part of many sequences available in LUMINA. In order to be a part of this challenge, you will have to work with others as a team in order to review a battle, notate it, compare and compromise. You will work with your team to develop the battle into CMs and help decide a single CM that will go into the SaberCraft Core CM library. Future saber choreography clubs will be able to download these fights and re-enact them as well because of your contribution to the community. Interested in notating a different battle? Come see us at our next class and present your idea to the instructors. Let's get started.

Instructions

  1. Pick a famous fight below
  2. Enroll in the challenge to reserve your spot
  3. Download our notation worksheet
  4. Notate the fight
  5. Reach consensus by working with your partners and agree on notation
  6. Break the battle into CMs (min 6 strikes, max 19 strikes, pauses count as strikes)
  7. Upload your completed notation
  8. Present 1 CM to the class
  9. Your work is added to our CM library and published on sabercraft.org credited with you as the editor.

Teams & Challenges

As teams are added, they will be listed here along with the fight they've chosen.

Obi-Wan vs Darth Vader

Dooku vs Obi Wan and Anakin - Revenge of the Sith

Maul vs Qui-Gon - Phantom Menace

Anakin vs Obi-Wan

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